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Converts values of the specified multivalue field into one single value. Overrides the configurations for the multivalue field that are set in the fields.conf file.


nomv <field>

Required arguments

Syntax: <field>
Description: The name of a multivalue field.


The nomv command is a distributable streaming command. See Command types.

You can use evaluation functions and statistical functions on multivalue fields or to return multivalue fields.


Example 1:

For sendmail events, combine the values of the senders field into a single value. Display the top 10 values.

eventtype="sendmail" | nomv senders | top senders

See also


Multivalue eval functions
Multivalue stats and chart functions


Have questions? Visit Splunk Answers and see what questions and answers the Splunk community has using the nomv command.


This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2


Thank you for this suggestion. I will pass it along to the development team.

Lstewart splunk, Splunker
March 22, 2019

It would be helpful to be able to set the join character. A space (" ") is not always appropriate, such as when your multivalue field values contain spaces.

March 21, 2019

Woodcock - Thanks for the feedback. I will communicate this request to the product team. Please also file an enhancement request through the support portal so we can track the request properly.

Lstewart splunk, Splunker
April 23, 2018

This command should be modified to take a list of fields so that multiple fields can be handled in a single pass through the data.

April 19, 2018

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